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Day 15: The Great Midwestern Lacuna Tour: On Stillness and Perfection

Thursday, July 31st; Lincoln, NE, Day 7

Romance: a quality or feeling of mystery


There is no breeze in Lincoln this evening. The heat sits heavy, festering in ears and staining even the most prepared of armpits. Just one more night and we can move again. There is no romance in stillness.

From where I sit, to the right of the performers at the Crescent Moon open mic, the spotlight silhouettes the sweat rolling off the bridges of noses; silhouettes and spit spat unintentionally onto microphones.

My life is usually not like an open mic. I mostly know who will show up and when they will show up. I mostly know how much people will care and how to avoid those who don’t care. But at an open mic, certainty is at a premium. In the absence of guarantees, all I can do is enjoy myself and give people something worth caring about.

There was no breeze in Lincoln this evening. The heat sits heavy, festering in ears and staining even the most prepared of armpits. There is no romance in stillness. Language knows no perfection.


Adam and I had a leisurely morning. He awoke on one side of Sam’s large couch. I awoke on the other. I fell asleep shortly after the Oingo Boingo video ended. Danny Elfman has incredible stage presence.

We took our time. I showered and typed. He showered. We went to the UPS store and out for a cup of coffee.

Around 3pm we met up with Sam and his friend Doug at their newly assembled studio in Doug’s basement. Sam offered us some recording time as he and Doug needed to work out some kinks in their studio setup. The joint was temperature cool; the walls were lined with guitars; the carpet was mustardy.


Doug (left) and Sam (right)

Adam falling in love with a 12-string (in the distance).

We recorded a newish song of mine, “The Boys Who Bring it on Home” (you might know this as “100 Foreskins”). The tune, a retelling of a Biblical story from the book of Samuel, has been a consistent hit on the trip. The music for “The Boys” is a bludgeoningly repetitive backdrop for a humorous retelling of David’s (David & Goliath) quest to win the hand of King Saul’s daughter.

The tone of the recording session was relaxed; we mixed laughter with performance. I recorded guitar as Adam played snare drum to accent the military/soldierly theme of the tune; and he hilariously performed one of the soldier parts on the dialogue portion.



After wrapping up, Sam took us out for the best wings in Nebraska at the Watering Hole-a bar and grill he has been haunting for years. After treating us to wings, we strolled to a record store and then on to sign up for an open mic-an open mic at the Crescent Moon where Adam and I performed for each other the night before (see last post).

Tony Church, the instrumental guitarist we met the night before, was hosting and by the time 8 o’clock rolled around, the audience (performers included) was pushing 15 to 20. During my set, a group of ten teenagers showed up to support their friend Stewart in his first open mic performance. Stewart attacked the microphone with incredible energy and played his guitar so hard he lost his pic. By the end of Stewart’s 3-song set, the crowd was pushing 35 people.



When Adam took the stage he played his new song-“She Used to be a Dancer.” I adore this song; not only are Adam’s lyrics incredibly descriptive-but I have had the privilege of witnessing him string these words together over the last week. I have watched as he has turned an idea into a full-fledged expose of a woman who has lost her life and her beauty to an injury.

Adam Hooks at the Crescent Moon open mic

Adam Hooks

I went up after Adam to play Woohoo!, The Boys Who Bring it on Home, and Lately, She’s a Sea Monkey.

Carson Metzger performing at the Crescent Moon

Carson Metzger performing at Crescent Moon

We rationalize time as moving forward. But it stops. On rare occasions, time ceases. Then, there is romance in stillness. We practice for these moments. We imagine these connections: spot-lit and silhouetted; electric and acceptance.


There is no breeze in Lincoln this evening. The heat sits heavy, festering in ears and staining even the most prepared of armpits. As the night grows quiet, we move again. The romance of touring happens in the interstices. Language knows no perfection but I know I am enjoying myself.

Miss you,

Carson Metzger playing at the Crescent Moon

Adam Hooks at the Crescent Moon

3 Responses to “Day 15: The Great Midwestern Lacuna Tour: On Stillness and Perfection”

  1. born in another century Says:

    Carsy, wow! I sat here, mesmerized ,and read all your musings and it was pure poetry! You are getting to be a damn good writer. I, as I said , was mesmerized by the whole thing. I foud myself picturing both you and Adam and ,because you did it so well, I laughed and teared. You are allowing us to experience something we certainly will never actually do! and make it sound like FUN!
    And you never know what is going to happen next or maybe sometimes you know for sure. Good Luck today!
    love and hugs

  2. born in another century Says:

    And you’re both so charming!

    and cute too!

    born in


  3. Carson Says:

    So glad you’re alongfortheride, alongfortheride. Have fun with Di, Berty, and Sean. Miss you.

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